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Children at Risk serves as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration, and advocacy.
What We Do
Data & Research
We use research and data to understand the needs of Texas children and their families. This research drives our advocacy agenda and helps us develop evidence-based policy recommendations.
Research and data alone are not enough to drive change for children. We use our research to develop policy recommendations that have the most impact and speak up to inform policymakers.
We work better together. We rely on partners across the state to support our research and data collection, provide regional insights, and amplify our advocacy efforts through collective action.
Upcoming Events & Activities
Basic Needs Advocacy Day
CHILDREN AT RISK will join experts, community members, and advocates to identify best practices for ensuring Texas kids have access to their best chances at success. Join community leaders for an advocacy day and meet with legislators to get crucial bills across the finish line!
The second annual Motherhood Summit will dissect some of the most pressing issues facing Texas mothers. The health and well-being of mothers have a direct impact on their children and family.
Early Childhood Education Summit
Join child care providers, parents, advocates, and business leaders to discuss the growing care crisis, disparities in child care access, inequities in the workforce, how state and federal policymakers are working to address these challenges, and more!
23rd Annual C@R Golf Classic
Come out and support CHILDREN AT RISK while enjoying a day of golfing at one of Houston’s most prestigious courses. This event is hosted by Melissa Wilson of FOX 26 and chaired by Manny Panjwani.
The Latest from C@R
CHILDREN AT RISK Releases 2022 Annual Report
2022 was a year of huge growth for CHILDREN AT RISK, both in our work and as an agency! In addition to our main office in Houston, we are proud to report C@R now has multiple staff members based in North Texas, Central Texas, and El Paso. Having this statewide...
The Latest on Kids and Social Media
By: Lauren Biegel, Asst. Director, Programs Social media is everywhere. Especially through COVID-19 sheltering, social media connects many of us to people across the world, and there’s a lot to love about it: funny videos, life hacks, and updates on friends we...
Talking to Your Kids About Racism
By: Blanca Torres, Intern The experience and memories you observe as a child often shape who you are as an adult. At our youngest, we are most vulnerable. Children who experience racism can have long-term effects and even trauma. For children, the effects of racism...
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